Sep 23 2021

Major Mick’s 100 Mile Tintanic Adventure for Alzheimer’s Research UK Reaches Blenheim Palace

Eighty-year-old Major Mick Stanley launched his homemade boat ‘Tintanic’ onto the lake at Blenheim Palace on Wednesday as part of his 100-mile Tintanic Adventure to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Mick Stanley is a retired Army Major having served in the British Army (The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards) for 35 years. Last year, in…

Sep 22 2021

Developer Expects Surge in Enquiries for new Energy-Saving Homes

Pye Homes is anticipating high levels of enquiries for the new energy-efficient homes at its Church Farm development in Radley because of growing concerns about fuel supplies. Church Farm, which will eventually include 240 properties, is on land previously owned by Radley College and aims to encourage a ‘greener way of living’. Reflecting Pye’s commitment…

Sep 22 2021

Blenheim Celebrates ‘Astronomer’ Duke on Autumn Equinox

Blenheim Palace is marking the official start of autumn on Wednesday by showcasing a collection of 18th century telescopes, scientific instruments and handwritten astronomical observations belonging to George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough. A keen amateur astronomer, the Duke had an observatory built at the Palace, and shared his passion with King George III, who…

Sep 22 2021

Popular Antiques and Vintage Fair returns to Historic Stonor Park

Back by popular demand, The Great Antique & Vintage Car Boot Fair will be returning on Sunday 26th September to Stonor Park, near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. Opening at 9am for Early bird buyers who are keen to identify their favourite items, the fair is well known for its high standard of antique and vintage wares….

Sep 22 2021

Broad Meadow to stay until October

Oxford City Council is to extend Broad Meadow until 10 October 2021. The announcement of the extension is timed to coincide with World Car Free Day, when people around the world leave the car at home to enjoy cycling, walking, and using public transport instead. Broad Meadow is a temporary pedestrian-friendly outdoor space containing wildflowers,…

Sep 21 2021

Experience Oxfordshire launches ‘The Oxfordshire Hospitality Guide’ to support local businesses

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire has today launched a brand-new online guide to support hospitality businesses across the county. The Oxfordshire Hospitality Guide has been designed to showcase places to eat and drink across Oxfordshire as well as provide both locals and visitors information and inspiration of where they should visit…

Sep 20 2021

Blenheim Estate Homes Reaches Finals in Five More Property Awards

Blenheim Estate Homes and its partner Pye Homes have been nominated for five more property awards. As well as Best Newcomer in the RESI Awards, which are organised by Property Week, Blenheim has reached the final of Development of the Year, for its Park View site, and Innovator of the Year, alongside West Oxfordshire District…

Sep 20 2021

Deadline to enter Oxford Bus company ‘Brand the Bus’ Competition extended

Oxford Bus Company has extended its deadline for good causes to enter its Brand the Bus competition. It has extended the time good causes have to enter by five weeks, taking the deadline to submit entries to 7th November at 23.59. The public vote will now close on 30th November and the winners will be announced in mid-December. The competition offers local good causes and charities the opportunity to have an Oxford Bus Company bus emblazoned with its branding….

Sep 20 2021

Cadets Help Blenheim Palace’s Vintage Fire Engine to Shine

A team of cadets from Kidlington Fire Station has been helping bring the shine back to a Victorian horse-drawn fire engine at Blenheim Palace. The historic, steam-driven engine returned to the Oxfordshire estate following a years-long search. The event was organised by Woodstock Fire Station’s Watch Manager Nick Mason, who also helped return the vintage…

Sep 20 2021

Get ready to sparkle with over a million lights this Christmas at Blenheim Palace

The countdown to Christmas has started and stunning Blenheim Palace is getting ready to welcome its glittering Illuminated Trail back this year, between 19 November and 2 January 2022. Get your Christmas sparkle on, and see Blenheim’s majestic gardens as you’ve never seen them before. Be surrounded by over a million twinkling lights, colourful trees…

Sep 17 2021

Riverdance returns to Oxford

For more than two decades, Riverdance has been wowing audiences across the globe, and it is returning to Oxford this autumn with its anniversary production. Riverdance, the New 25th Anniversary Show comes to the New Theatre Oxford from Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 October, which is the rescheduled dates from when the show was due…

Sep 15 2021

Iconic Cheltenham Gold Cup on Display at Blenheim Palace

The original Cheltenham Gold Cup is taking pride of place in the historic setting of Blenheim Palace ahead of the International Horse Trials which begin on Thursday 16th September. The iconic trophy, which is almost 100 years old, is on display for a week at the Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the…

Sep 15 2021

City Sightseeing Oxford combine Open-Top Bus with Bicycle Tours

Visitors to Oxford are being offered even more ways to explore after City Sightseeing Oxford added a bike exploration to its open-top bus tour. City Sightseeing Oxford has partnered with Oxford based company Bainton Bikes to offer tourists the opportunity to combine its open-top bus journey with a self-guided tour on a bicycle. It means…

Sep 14 2021

Bat Out of Hell comes to Oxford this autumn

THE award-winning Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is coming to Oxford this autumn– and you better get your tickets quick before they’re gone, gone, gone. The show, featuring Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s greatest hits, will be at the New Theatre Oxford from Monday 11 – Saturday 16 October 2021, as part of…

Sep 14 2021

City’s Museum re-opens following £2.8m refurbishment

The Museum of Oxford is getting ready to welcome visitors as it prepares to re-open following a £2.8 million refurbishment. The only museum dedicated to telling the history of the city and its people will re-open on Monday 11 October with new displays of objects, images, oral histories and interactive exhibits. The redevelopment, which has…

Sep 14 2021

Christmas Tickets now on sale for ‘Believe’ at Westgate Oxford

● Meet Norbert the enchanted reindeer at Westgate Oxford’s Christmas Grotto from 26th November right up to Christmas Eve ● A family festive fun experience for 2021 ● General tickets on sale Monday! Tickets for ‘Believe’, Westgate Oxford’s wonderous Christmas grotto, which will be open from Friday 26th November until Christmas Eve, go on general…

Sep 14 2021

Announcing the Oxfordshire Artweeks Christmas Season

Hundreds of artists and designer-makers are preparing for the Oxfordshire Artweeks Christmas Season (from 12th November until 12th December), both welcoming visitors to venues across the county and on-line, with an on-line Winter exhibition, a Christmas Season Virtual Art Trail and an Instagram stories Art and Craft fair (Thursday 25th Nov 7-9pm). Jewellers, potters, painters,…

Sep 13 2021

AJ Bell Women’s Tour cycle race takes in more central Oxford locations

The AJ Bell Women’s Tour, the premiere women’s international cycle race in the UK, will take in more central locations in Oxford in a new updated route. The race is taking place on 4 October, and, in a change to the previously advertised route, will now go through New Marston, Marston and St Clements to…

Sep 10 2021

Experience Oxfordshire appoints Finn Partners as UK PR agency

FINN Travel Team to Deliver Experience Oxfordshire’s Leisure and Corporate Communications Brief   (London) – September 2021 – Global independent marketing and communications agency, FINN Partners has been appointed to provide public relations services for Experience Oxfordshire to support the Destination Management Organisation in boosting both leisure and business visits as the UK tourism industry…

Sep 10 2021

Back to Bus Campaign launched in Oxfordshire to support COVID-19 Bounce Back

A big campaign has been launched in Oxfordshire to encourage people to return to using buses this month. Bus operators Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel and Stagecoach have joined forces to help residents return to using buses this September, including offering 30% off the cost of 12 trip tickets purchased through the operator websites or…

Sep 09 2021

Make it an Autumn to Remember at Britain’s Greatest Palace

Autumn is the perfect time to experience Blenheim Palace’s vibrant views and red-tinted golden hues – and there is so much more for visitors to enjoy in a packed programme of events. There are new exhibitions full of art, history, wildlife and of course, the recent reopening of Sir Winston Churchill’s birth room. We have…